neuropaty damage to peripheral nerves

Neuropathy among major diseases of the 21st century

For those people with neuropathy Ponte Giulio recommends Vinyl Coating grab bars

Today more and more people suffer from neuropathy, which affects nerves in the fingers and hands, making patients very sensitive to touch and temperature.

Peripheral neuropathy, often shortened to neuropathy, is a general term describing a disease affecting the peripheral nerves, meaning nerves beyond the brain and spinal cord. Damage to peripheral nerves may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function depending on which nerves are affected; in other words, neuropathy affecting motor, sensory, or autonomic nerves result in different symptoms.

Common causes include: age, cancer, cancer treatments, diabetes and injury or infections.

Neuropathy may cause painful cramps, fasciculations (fine muscle twitching), muscle loss, bone degeneration, and changes in the skin, hair, and nails. Additionally, motor neuropathy may cause impaired balance and coordination or, most commonly, muscle weakness; sensory neuropathy may cause numbness to touch and vibration, reduced position sense causing poorer coordination and balance, reduced sensitivity to temperature change and pain, spontaneous tingling or burning pain, or allodynia (pain from normally nonpainful stimuli, such as light touch).

Neuropathy makes it feel like the skin is being cut when they touch something cold, which makes it painful to use stainless steel grab bars, even if those grab rails could help people who's coordination and balance is compromised.

For those people with neuropathy, Ponte Giulio recommends Vinyl Coating grab bars (such as the Tubocolor line) which are more comfortable, being softer and warmer to the touch. Their anti-microbial protection also helps protect those who can’t risk getting sick.

Vinyl Coated grab bars, rather than Stainless Steel, can help improve the quality of life for millions of people anywhere they are installed: toilets, showers, patient rooms, cancer centers, elevators or entryways.

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Person not able to feel hot temperature